Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Weekend

A lot has happened this weekend. "Cousins" Ann, Joe and JJ came out again to help us out around the house. They have parked their motorhome here and have come multiple times over the last few weeks to help with the cleaning, cooking, etc. JJ does a great job of playing with the girls and they like that a lot. Grandma A. came last night and picked up the girls about dinner time and took them to church this morning and brought them back this afternoon.

Daddy has spent the weekend proctoring examines for two separate Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) state exams. It was the last thing that he couldn't get off his calendar and he enjoys helping to make sure that the pre-hospital medical providers that we are putting out there to assist you are competent. And since we had help here at the house it didn't seem like too much to be away.

Even though she had help here mommy spent much of the weekend on her feet (with a 4 legged cane) trying to do things. Even getting laundry done, a bit of cleaning or organizing is a chore. Today, Sunday, with help she actually made it out to the garden (which we have been neglecting the last few weeks) and bags and bags of vegetables were brought back for dinner. Joe cooked us up some tomato/cucumber salad, fried zuchinni, corn and fresh green beans and it made a wonderful dinner. Ann and Joe even did all the dishes too - thanks guys!

Mommy is paying for the time up and about. Her leg and especially her foot are causing quite a bit of pain right now. While she could sit on the couch with the girls and read bed time stories, she could not get off the couch without great problem. Daddy had to do night time routines with the girls and get them in bed.

This week (Wednesday) we are going to meet with the behavioral psychologist with Rebekah and then hopefully alone to talk about telling the girls what is going on. Mommy Debbie is going to meet us at the hospital to help with Rebekah - Sarah will be in school. Pray for God's strength and wisdom on how to deal with this.

Finally, this week is Sarah's 5th birthday. Hopefully it will be a great one for all!

2 Shared:

At Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:29:00 PM, Blogger Melissa Left a thought...

Praying for you and your family.

At Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:21:00 PM, Blogger Melenie Left a thought...

Keeping you all in our prayers. And wishing Sarah a very happy 5th birthday!!! :)


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